Carl Junction to reintroduce use tax on April ballot

CARL JUNCTION, Mo. – The City of Carl Junction, Missouri is reintroducing a use tax on the April ballot.

If passed, it would tax online purchases at an equal amount to the city’s sales tax which is 3%. The measure failed in the 2020 election. City officials say it’s needed to fund improvements to city parks, sidewalks and streets.

“To generate a little bit more revenue for the city we have several protects that have been ongoing,” said Carl Junction City Administrator Steve Lawver. “Over several years we just don’t have the funds to complete, and we need to get those completed.”

Residents can learn more about the proposed use tax at a meeting Tuesday evening at 6:00 p.m. at Randy’s Drive-In. Municipal election day in Missouri is on April 6, 2021